Intruder Alarms

CIA Fire and Security are experts in the design and  installation  of intruder detection systems for both domestic and commercial premises. Whether you are planning a project from scratch or would like an alarm in your existing property, we are the right people for the job.

In a fast-moving, technology-based industry, we always use the best equipment available and install to the highest standard. We are NSI Gold approved for Intruder Alarms.

One of our fully qualified surveyors will visit your property to complete a free of charge, no obligation survey. CIA will discuss your individual requirements and advise you on the best solution. During the survey, we will cover details such as Pets, Outbuildings, Panic Alarms, and Lone Worker Alarms amongst others. We will also fully explain the different sorts of monitoring available:

Bells only Alarms

As soon as someone is detected, the internal and external sirens will sound alerting neighbours and passers-by that there is a problem and deterring a would-be thief.

Monitored Alarm

Monitored alarms provide you with piece of mind any time you are away from home or your place of business. This means that the alarm is linked to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).

When a signal is received at the monitoring station, they take the appropriate action. This may be to alert the police if someone has been detected or contacting keyholders if there is a loss of power etc. Our surveyors will explain the most appropriate options for your property.

All of our monitored systems are supported by a 24hr call out service, manned by a team of Alarm Response Operatives, on call engineers and Technical support engineers.

Keyholding & Response


What are the benefits of using CIA as your Key Holder:

Convenience: Alarm activation’s can happen at any time, day or night, rain or shine meaning that is it not always easy or possible to rely on family, friends or staff to assist at your property. CIA’s offices are manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by fully trained Alarm Response Operatives.

If you have a communicated alarm, ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) require 2 key holders but if you use a professional key holding company like CIA then no other key holder is required.

Safety: The primary purpose of an alarm is to protect your home or business from an intruder, in the event of an activation, you may not want to put your family and friends or employees into a situation that may risk their safety. CIA Alarm Response Operatives are professionally trained in dealing with all sorts of emergency situations.

Key holding can also be used to help protect your workforce, by using our service to lock up your property or accompany lone workers off the premises at night.

Your home is your Castle and they come in all shapes and sizes. We look after everything from single bed apartments to Manor Houses. You may also have a second home that is unoccupied for long periods at a time. We can respond to alarm activations providing a report  after  we have handled the incident or  liaise with you directly if you wish whilst we are there.

On notification that there has been an activation at your property, we will:


Attend your property in CIA Alarm Response Vehicle


Inspect the external of the property


Access the premises


Identify the cause of the activation


Resolve the problem

Alarm activations can happen at any time, day or night, rain or shine meaning that is it not always easy or possible to rely on family, friends or staff to assist at your property. CIA’s offices are manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by fully trained Alarm Response Operatives. Our Alarm Engineers are also on call 24hrs a day for technical support and will attend site if the cause is a technical fault.

The most important thing is that you are safe in the knowledge that your home is protected and alarm activation’s will not go unanswered. Providing peace of mind.

Access Control from CIA Fire and Security

Access Control systems allow you to authorise and track traffic coming through your premises. It is a great way of keeping your premises secure whilst minimising impact on day to day functionality.

Typical applications for access control can be as simple as remote opening of automatic gates or common doors at a residential property, bollards and barriers in car parks of businesses, turnstiles in reception areas and door locks between different parts of a building to state of the art retina scanning equipment to guard the most sensitive information. It’s is also becoming increasingly popular in the Educational and Healthcare sectors where it serves a dual purpose of keeping the right people in whilst keeping the public out.

There are various different forms of access control equipment such as Biometric Security Readers (commonly finger print or retina scanning), Pin Code, Mag Strip and Proximity Readers. Depending on your security requirements, in most cases we can integrate the new system with existing equipment.

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival 2018 – Roundup

With the trailer now packed away and the dust having settled we’ve had a chance to catch up since the show. It was such a great weekend, seeing old faces and new and enjoying the weather on what was a real scorcher!

We had a fantastic pitch at the event, huge thanks to The Cotswold Show for organising that! Sitting nicely in the shade for most of the day we met a lot of you whilst you were trying to cool off. Thankfully we had a lot of cold drinks and hopefully, we managed to help a few of you that might have been flagging.

As always there was a lot of interest in all of our services but especially this year we noticed a real uptake in gates and gate automation. Our Surveyors are now set to come and see a lot of you as a follow up to the show and we look forward to working with you all.

As our main show of the year, we’re so pleased that we made so many good connections and were able to see all the other fantastic local companies who contribute to the local community.

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The Cotswold Show and Food Festival 2018

For many years we have proudly supported The Cotswold Show and Food Festival with this year being no exception. We’re set up on stand GN2 and would love to see you there!

With a selection of drinks and nibbles please feel free to pop by and have a chat. We’ll have a big selection of our products to show you and can chat to you about any of your security questions.

The sun is set to shine both days and even though the football will be in most people’s minds on Saturday there’s no excuse not to come along as the whole match will be on a big screen in the arena!

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